Pope Francis Endorses Felt Banners, Guitars, Carol King “Hymns”, Church in the Round

By John B. Manos / August 24, 2017 /

If you read the headlines today, it sounds like Pope Francis made an infallible pronouncement! (whoa, step back!). America Magazine proclaimed:  Pope Francis says with magisterial authority: the Vatican II liturgical reform is ‘irreversible’  CRUX rallied with a howling:  Pope Francis says with magisterial authority: the Vatican II liturgical reform is ‘irreversible’ and both seemed to…

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How churches, hymns, and liars lie today – BFP 004

By John B. Manos / August 9, 2017 / Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of the Bellarmine Forum podcast, John B. Manos discusses with you the two standards in today’s context: On one side, God is a Person (the Triune Person) – a living person who has thoughts, loves you, and became man. On the other side, God is a…

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For $12 Million, at least build a Catholic Church – AmChurch in Las Vegas Diocese

By John B. Manos / August 6, 2017 /

Is it possible that AmChurch is plainly revealing the new theology dreamt of by modernists? Readers are no doubt aware of the modernists of whom Pope Pius X wrote who, like termites, consume the Church from within, and seek to introduce the new theology. The new theology, of course, is born of hell. It is error. It is…

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Rockford Bishop Spreads the Disunity of Pastoral Unity.

By John B. Manos / January 19, 2017 /

Alternate Title:  Stop trashing Ad Orientem while Ignoring Communion in the Hand The hippies win again… or: When AmChurch Smacks Trads, it Does it With HARSHEST RIGIDITY Word is spreading today of discussion on the Bishop of Rockford, who wrote in his pastoral letter that: First, as I noted at that time, we are all…

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And They Can’t Figure Out Why People Don’t Go to Mass

By John B. Manos / September 25, 2016 /

Among all the other things Mass is meant to be, it certainly stands out that it is meant for us, as the people of God, His children, to worship Him together. A priest and friend from an unknown parish, in an unknown American location sent this photo of a booklet found in the sacristy. These are…

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Tempting Akita’s Fire: AmChurch Wreckovations, Hare Krishnas, and Tokyo St. Ignatius Removes Kneelers

By John B. Manos / November 8, 2015 /

Back in the 90s, I remember seeing images of then Archbishop Rembert Weakland donning a miter that bore an upside down triangle with a rainbow and a rainbow chasuble. During those years, it was common to hear rumors of Churches being “renovated” and the end result being white washed interiors and sanctuaries being leveled and converted…

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Yes, it’s Bad, but Stop Belly Aching and Start Acting like a Soldier of Christ

By John B. Manos / August 13, 2015 /

It was a changing point in my life: “Lord, I feel really bad for you because I can leave this place, but You can’t!” I’ve never really looked at things the same ever since then. I had walked into a new parish to me in Michigan, one that was close to where I lived, and was…

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ACTION ALERT! AmChurch Meat Grinder returns to Church of Our Saviour in New York

By John B. Manos / July 21, 2015 /

Over the decades, I have encountered the lame, stupid, and frankly tendentious “excuses” given by the apparatchiks of destruction, the front men for the insatiable beast of hell otherwise known as AmChurch (see, e.g. this post). The most inane tripe is passed off on the authority of a position to do the most treacherous things. For instance,…

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Calling Jesus a Liar: Anglican Style (which is twenty years behind AmChurch fashion trends)

By John B. Manos / June 8, 2015 /

It was over twenty years ago, at a daily Mass in Cincinnati (the head of the AmChurch hydra), when I first heard someone try to pray the “Our Mother” prayer. They also liked to say the Suscipe with the fantasy option, ending it with the “her Church.” [that was the older english form at the time, so naturally it…

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Pentecost and the Church of Tommorrow

By John B. Manos / May 24, 2015 /

One thing I notice that’s different today from when I was a kid is that there doesn’t seem to be anymore fiction geared towards tomorrow that isn’t dystopian. Sure, I was still a tyke when the movie Logan’s Run came out about a world in the future where people that hit thirty were euthanized, yet others ran…

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